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Implementation without incentive compatibility: Two stories with partially informed planners

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  • Shimoji, Makoto
  • Schweinzer, Paul

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We consider two stories, Typhoon by Conrad and Traveler's Dilemma by Basu (1994, 2007), as implementation problems under incomplete information without incentive compatibility, but where the planner has some private information regarding the state. If social choice functions do not satisfy incentive compatibility, full implementation is unattainable via existing approaches. For each story, we construct a direct mechanism that relies on the planner's private information. We provide a sufficient condition on players' beliefs regarding the state under which every player has a unique rationalizable action, namely, telling the truth. Thus, in these stories, the planner's information can bypass the lack of incentive compatibility.

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  • Shimoji, Makoto & Schweinzer, Paul, 2015. "Implementation without incentive compatibility: Two stories with partially informed planners," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 91(C), pages 258-267.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:91:y:2015:i:c:p:258-267
    DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2015.03.007
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    Keywords

    Implementation; Rationalizability; Incentive compatibility; Incomplete information;
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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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